Diet Soda, Diet Coke and Other Diet Myths
If you still have doubts about how effective diet soda is to your weight loss and for that matter, to your health, maybe you want to read the full Aspartame Controversy from Wikipedia.
There is one thing that, beside all the medical data posted there, made me post this new warning about aspartame.
All the studies and tests on aspartame, as controversial as they seems to be, were done on what is called “acceptable daily intake” of aspartame, and even so the results are far from proving its safety.
“The acceptable daily intake (ADI) is established by the FDA and is the amount of a food additive we can consume daily for a lifetime without adverse effects. The ADI of aspartame is 50 mg/kg of body weight per day (22 cans of a diet soft drink for a 175 pound man; 15 cans for a 120 pound woman)”
My question is: what is happening when you add the amount of aspartame from diet diaries, diet cookies, diet snacks, sausages, chewing gum and all those “diets” that a good dieter consume daily in order to lose weight?
Did you watch the video about diet Coke and Mentos? Somebody tested how aspartame react with some other food additive from our various menu? What will be the effects on human metabolism, long term effects? I mean, you really feel like something that has the potential to explode in combination with something as innocent as a candy is a healthy option? I’m still waiting for a study to elucidate this problem for me.
Anyway, following my previous post “Diet Soda Does Make You Fat“, here is a little insight about what happens to your body from the very moment you drink a Coke or any other soda. The credit for this go to www.healthbolt.net.
As for the diet soda, diet Coke or anything “diet” just replace “sugar” with “aspartame”, and be sure to read the full list of 92 aspartame side effects.
-In the first 10 minutes: the sugar from Coke, which is about 10 teaspoons per bottle and 100% of your daily intake, hits your system. You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.
-after 20 minutes: Your blood sugar rise fast, causing an insulin burst. The liver best reaction is trying to convert all this extra sugar in fat.
-after 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
-after 45 minutes:Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
-after 60 minutes:The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium. Then the caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.
-after more than 60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.